Hagit Kornreich Leshem
Dr. Hagit Kornreich-Leshem is the Director of the Learning Assistant (LA) Program at FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute. She completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and her postdoctoral research in Chemical Biology at the University of Bonn in Germany. Dr. Leshem has been involved in science education for the last 8 years in K-12 and college setting. Her current work includes preparing Learning Assistants to facilitate student learning, and supporting faculty that transform their classrooms to be collaborative and inclusive learning environments. Her research interests include peer learning in collaborative setting and the effect of classroom practices on student success and persistence in STEM majors. She is a co-PI on the multi-site NSF Beyond Project and active with the LA Alliance at the University of Colorado in Boulder.